Haleem or Khichra-as we call it, is perhaps the most celebrated dish in my house. My mother announces a day in advance that she will be making Khichra, so that every one can ensure they do not miss it. I get drawn to it like a moth to a flame. This delicious preparation has found … Continue reading Haleem-A meal fit for Queens and Kings: Recipe
My uncle always says," Asking if one wants a cup of tea and saying no to tea when offered, is a Sin". He loves tea, and is exceptionally emotional about it. He explained once, that tea should be cooked over low flame for 10-15 minutes. He said," don't be lazy, crush some cardamom seeds and … Continue reading Me and Tea @ CHA BAR (OXFORD BOOKSTORE)
What's Grillin..eh? I have a special place for Barbeque and grills in my heart. The one reason to attend weddings is unlimited chicken tikka and mutton seekh; I would occasionally try the paneer as well, but chicken and fish tikka topped my list. Even though tikka is not something I cook everyday at home, it … Continue reading What’s on the Grill? @ A GRILL COMPANY
Guest Post by Fatima Noori Raam bhaiyya stands outside the library gate of Allahabad University serving this adrak chai with bun-makkhan. He very smoothly cuts the 100 gm Amul butter with a knife and spreads it on the bun that is heated directly on the flame. No pans. He then sprinkles a dash of salt … Continue reading Bun Makkhan @ Allahabad University
Ala re ala, dabbawala ala! Straight from aamchi Mumbai, the dabbawala has landed at your doorstep here in Gurgaon. Upon entering Park Plaza, you find friendly smiles welcoming you to their restaurant. A man dressed in white dhoti and shirt, dressed as a typical dabbawala welcomes you. It is both intriguing and contrasting. A grand … Continue reading Mumbai se aya mera Dabbawala @ NEW TOWN CAFE, PARK PLAZA
History traces the origins of coffee back to Ethiopia from where it was carried to the Arab world. At that time it was illegal to carry the coffee beans out of Arabia. On a pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, a muslim saint Baba Budan decided to smuggle coffee out of Arabia. He smuggled … Continue reading A warm cup of Love @ BLUE TOKAI
Yes, I am trying to Figure It Out why this place has a rating of 4.3 on Zomato! I wouldn't give it anything beyond 3/ 3.5. I went here for lunch with some friends on a sunny winter afternoon. The setting is beautiful. It is situated in the midst of Garden of Five Senses and … Continue reading Trying hard to Figure It Out @ FIO!